Friday, October 14, 2011

Sofas and a Stalker

It looks a bit buxom but will soon settle down - it is very sophorific. Happily the deep pink is repeated in two of the pictures a lamp and the orchid.

The men have just collected this old friend. I shan't miss washing and changing the covers.

MTL called me in to see the robin. It had spemt the whole afternoon watchin him - looking directly at him and occasionally singing

I whistled in unison and he nearly fell off his perch doing a robin chortle.

He spent hours stying perfectly still and fleeing the minute I raised the camera. He's a real teasebut I got him in the end.

He is such a character and really seems to ccommunicate with us. Could it be someone we know?

See his mouth agape when he's twittering.
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LL Cool Joe said...

The new sofa looks perfect, and it doesn't look like it's from DFS! :D

Mine are, I have to admit. ;)

R. Sherman said...

The sofa appears in inviting for an afternoon nap. I'll be buy later for a snooze.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very Comfy and Soft---A PERFECT Sofa to my way of thinking...!

That Robin is a darling! I love that he spent so much time with you all---Amazing, really!

The Cloudcutter said...

The new sofa is gorgeous! And comfortable to boot! I can just imagine sinking into it...

Pat said...

Joey: I'm not sure what DFS is - I'll google. It's Laura Ashley. I'm quite sure any sofa you chose would be in the best possible taste:)

Randall: I haven't yet allowed anyone else to sit on it yet. Fortunately MTL prefers an armchair.

Naomi: glad you approve:)
We are having a lot of fun with the robin.

CC: it's nearly lunch time and then I have a date with the sofa.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Your entire home is inviting with the greenery, the big windows and the robin! I can imagine sitting in that seductive sofa, watching tv on a cold winter's day, sipping tea, drowsing.

Ponita in Real Life said...

A perfect place to snuggle up with a good book and a hot drink, blanket covering legs. It's lovely, Pat!

Scarlet Blue said...

The sofa looks very comfy, Pat. And just what I need after a week of bungalow hunting!
Hopefully I will be getting my parents installed in Chulmleigh.

Pat said...

GG: I think we do that most days - come hail or shine.

Ponita: you must have x-ray eyes:)

Scarlet: the people who lived here before us named the house Chulmleigh and then took the name with them when they moved down the lane. Where is it?

Scarlet Blue said...

Chulmleigh is Mid-Devon, not far from Eggesford Forest, on the A377.
I'm hoping their offer is accepted and we all live happily ever after!

john.g. said...

Try feeding the Robin a few small currants. Our resident Robin loves them!
Reservations on the sofa.

Pat said...

Scarlet: I had found it on the map and I'm an idiot; the house used to be called Chelwood not Chulmleigh. You were lucky to find something so quickly. I hope it all goes through but I think it must be a buyer's market just now.

John.g: I'll try the currants right away.
You hate my sofa I can tell:)

Luna said...

Hi Pat. I'm starting to feel the same way about a hummingbird in my backyard. Seems like he wants to be friends. He did taunt me a bit when I finally got my camera out, but stood still for a few moments so I could get a couple of shots. I'd love to hear more robin stories when you have them.

angryparsnip said...

The new sofa is lovely and so bright and happy looking for the cold winter months to come.
I adore your window what is in front of it and the view.
That Robin is a such cheeky little devil... but you just have love him !

cheers, parsnip

Rog said...

Robin's are such cheery little chaps aren't they? Guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Z said...

I like the sofa, Pat. I'm just in the throes of deciding whether to have new loose covers for our Multiyork sofa or (in shock at the cost) jacking it in and buying something new. Although 25 years old, the sofa itself is in perfect condition, dumping it would go against the grain.


love the sofa and it's SO you, pat - it seems to suit you and your home very well - a beautiful piece - was the floral print one in a sunroom? - i had just bought a new black leather very contemporary sofa a short while before i came back to the coast this last go-round - rather than put it in storage, i gave it to one of my grandchildren who was just about to get his very first place of his own - as it turns out, he got a loft space and it's just perfect there - anyway - i digress - your robin is truly magnificent - and i'm sure it is someone you know! ;)

The Unbearable Banishment said...

That's a robin?! Are you so sure? They look markedly different in New Jersey.

I like the new sofa better than the old one, but I'll bet the old one is more comfortable.

Judy (kenju) said...

That bird is trying to tell you something!! The new couch is lovely.

Pat said...

Luna : that is a real feat to capture a humming bird - on camera I mean. We have discovered the robin does like tiny bits of sultana:)

Parsnip: we have always had a robin but never one quite as friendly as this.

Rog: he certainly is a talking point and I notice MTL waving to him.

Z: mine was over 20 years old and was floppy which made getting up from it a problem. Also as one's hands get older changing the covers becomes quite a feat. Once I knew the old one would go to charity I didn't mind so much. As shopping these days is not so easy I chose the shape, size and material from Laura Ashley on line and hoped for the best. They will send a sample of the cloth. I shall use throws to protect it.

Granny Annie said...

I am very jealous of your new sofa. Mine couch and loveseat are nice enough but they are too light in color and show every dab of our country dirt and dust.

Your Robin does seem to be trying to communicate with you. If it is a returning long lost friend, who might you imagine him to be? Did you have a human stalker in your past?

Macy said...

Hi Pat, Your new sofa showed up on my blogger dashboard the other day, I've been meaning to come by and congratulate you since then.

It's lovely.

Now you can buy a matching footstool.....

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: the floral one in the sun room is now gone - to a good home I hope.
I trust this one one will see me out:)

UB: definitely a robin. Yours are probably bigger.
The new sofa IS more comfy - with the old I had to fiddle around for ages with cushions to get my neck supported.

Judy: he went missing for an hour or so yesterday and we were beside ourselves. Back again now praise be.

Grannie Annie: this will be protected most of the time with a throw.
I like to think the robin could be Rita - an old school friend who died recently.

Macy: with feet up most of the time - on the sofa I don't need a footstool.

David said...

just dropped by and WOW you have a new sofa for me to sit on!
i have been busy in the outdoors, and in changing my whole life, thank God.

please pray for myself and my family

Pat said...

David: nice to see you and I'll be sure to remember you and the family in my next prayers tomorrow.

Fickle Cattle said...

The new sofa actually looks really comfortable. And cute too.

Fickle Cattle

Pat said...

Fickle Cattle: thank you and welcome. I passed your comment on and the sofa turned a shade pinker.

Kim Ayres said...

Those sofas look seriously comfortable!

Pat said...

Kim: I'm not being ageist but the striped one wins hands down - feet up.

rashbre said...

Next trick is to work out how to spot the robin from the sofa.

We've got a new robin in our garden this year that seems particularly argumentative with the sparrows.

Pat said...

Rashbre: fortuitously the sofa - when I'm reclining - faces the window where he peeks in. Our robin seems to have frightened off the other birds and he reigns supreme. Mind you the other day I noticed a black and white cat asleep in a sun spot not far away from Robin's dining room.